As the story has it, one day I headed to the opposite side of the globe – the Flipside. I arrived in Korea February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d do a year, then leave. I was wrong. I stayed, launched my first company, Flipside Fitness, and then opened Korea's largest boxing club, Hulk's Boxing (now called Hulk's Club).

After 11.5yrs in Korea, I then picked up one day and returned to Toronto, Canada. But then I left again.

Now I live in the Philippines where I am the CEO and head coach of Empowered Clubhouse, the Philippines' first and only boxing clubhouse exclusively just for women. I also am the founder of the Lil' Sistas Project, CEO and designer of Slay Gear and Baa Baa Black Sheep .Ph.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Stepping In to Step it Up

 Today I stepped into the ring with a new opponent, Coach Marcelo.
I can honestly say that he's the first sparring opponent I've ever been nervous about getting hurt.  I've watched him spar on plenty of occasions and often he doesn't hold back.  His opponent gets hurt, he gets hurt, and as much as it is a part of the sport, getting hurt is also discouraging.  I don't want to be discouraged.
It got rough and tough pretty fast.
I landed some clean, solid shots but so did he, of course. 
In between rounds though, I got an unexpected visitor, my "Little Hero" showed up and in between the rounds he patted my glove as if to give me some extra motivation and positive vibes.  Thanks buddy.
Thanks to my coach, Coach Marcelo, for pushing me around the ring today 
and giving me the hard challenge of taking him on in the ring.
And of course thanks to my Little Hero for being my littlest but biggest cheerleader today.

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